Sunday, July 22, 2007


A Bay Area icon of the airwaves, plying his trade on KGO and KRON for the past quarter-century of news. According to this San Francisco Chronicle report, Wilson died on Friday, a day after suffering a heart attack during hip replacement surgery.

From the story:
Other news anchors read the news. Wilson instructed you. He gave you the impression he had some things to tell you, and you'd be wise to sit up, pipe down and pay attention. And, if it was one of those stories that piqued his ever-vigilant sense of outrage, there was likely to be eye-rolling, deep sighs, and even some head-shaking at the ridiculousness of it all.
A longtime friend said this of Pete Wilson: "Forget PC. He was a straight shooter." A nice way to be remembered.

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